The Briefing

Issue 22

Welcome to our weekly edition of The Briefing, sharing innovations, news, and insights that have caught our eye. Thanks to Ed and David W for this week’s contributions.

Dalziel & Pow
By Dalziel & Pow
Posted 09. 07. 2021

A really appropriate and considered move by Bumble – the female first dating app – opening a cafe later this month which is conceived as a ‘safe space for healthy and equitable relationships’.

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© Bumble

We’ve been considering ‘time as a currency’, so interesting to see this initiative by Ikea Dubai from earlier this year that lets shoppers pay with their ‘time’.

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© Ikea

A strategy that is still to be explored but definitely here to stay, sees more brands on the move, on-demand, and 'coming to you’, as shown by this convenience store van in LA launched by Robomart.

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A recent article ‘The New Era of Hybridization Creates Unparalleled Opportunities’ in Forbes is worth a read. It looks at the state of retail right now and some of the strategies for success going forward. Spoiler alert – it’s all ‘hybrid’.

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And lastly, this innovative app from Brickit helps you figure out what you can build with all those random bits of Lego – a great use of technology to keep the fun going.

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© Brickit

Let us know below what you think and any others you’ve seen this week that are worth sharing - get in touch.

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